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Bulls F Al-Farouq Aminu is planning to exercise the player option in his contract worth $10.2 million and stay with Chicago for the 2021-22 season.
Aminu was the second piece Chicago acquired in their trade for all-star center Nikola Vucevic but rarely saw playing time on a developing Bulls team. Aminu averaged just 4.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game this past season, and it's unlikely he'll see much more playing time on a team that would rather work on developing their younger talent.
Orlando Magic PF Al-Farouq Aminu scored six points (3-8 FG, 0-3 3PT) with 10 rebounds, an assist, a block, and three turnovers across 28 minutes during Wednesday's 112-111 win over the Phoenix Suns.
Aminu returned to his normal scoring and assist levels after scoring 17 points and dishing six dimes in his previous game against the Nuggets. The veteran power forward managed to collect 10 rebounds and forced a block to rack up points defensively for fantasy managers on Wednesday. Aminu will likely be playing closer to 30 minutes for the duration of the season as he solidifies a role within the starting lineup. If Aaron Gordon winds up traded by Thursday's 3 pm ET trade deadline, Aminu's stock will soar and he becomes an immediate nightly streaming option with the upside for more.
Orlando Magic PF Al-Farouq Aminu scored 17 points (8-11 FG, 1-1 FT) with 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals, a block, and three turnovers across 26 minutes during Tuesday's 110-99 loss to the Denver Nuggets.
Aminu had his best performance of the 2020-21 season against the Nuggets on Tuesday, shooting 72 FG% while dishing six assists and collecting 10 rebounds in a 110-99 loss. The Magic have shifted towards a heavier front-court presence with Aaron Gordon healthy and back in the lineup. Aminu is a must-add in season formats, as Gordon is rumored to be on the trade block and could depart Orlando by Thursday's 3 pm ET trade deadline. However, he is more of a fade option in DFS against the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, as the Suns do not have an All-Star front-court that will lock up Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon like Denver managed to do on Tuesday.
Al-Farouq Aminu scored four points (1-3 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT) with eight rebounds and a steal across 24 minutes in a 104-77 blowout loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday.
Aminu is mostly a defensive presence for the Magic but they could have used help on the offense Friday, as the team scored just 77 points in a one-sided blowout loss to the Spurs. Fantasy managers should avoid rostering Aminu if possible, as he averages just 4.6 points and 4.4 rebounds across 19 minutes for Orlando since his return from knee surgery in February.
Al-Farouq Aminu scored 14 points (4-13 FG, 2-4 3PT, 4-4 FT) with eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and two turnovers across 25 minutes during Wednesday's 115-112 loss against the Atlanta Hawks.
Aminu managed 14 points despite an off-night shooting, collecting eight rebounds and forcing two blocks on the defensive side of the ball to elevate his typical fantasy production on Wednesday. Fantasy managers can roster Aminu in deeper leagues, as he is a starter but is deployed mainly for his presence in the paint alongside All-Star C Nikola Vucevic while Aaron Gordon (sprained left ankle) recovers. The Magic will look to end their five-game losing streak against the Miami Heat next Thursday after the All-Star break.